Roger Biesen’s personal Winchester Xpert Model 96 12 gauge. Stocked to perfection (signed in the forearm by Al Biesen), serial K415104 has 28-inch barrels (fixed M/F) topped by a matted vent rib (.320-inch wide) with a single bead, 3-inch chambers and ejectors. Features include an elegant satin blue finish, rich exhibition-grade walnut with Biesen’s flawless 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering accented with fleurs, mechanical tang safety/selector, mechanical trigger, steel grip cap and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.7 inches and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever rests just right of center. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent. PROVENANCE: An included letter from Roger’s daughter, Paula, attests to ownership. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.
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